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DNREC Regulations

The regulations that govern the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) are published by the Office of the Registrar of Regulations as part of the Delaware Administrative Code.

Regulations by Division

Regulations Under Development

DNREC follows an internal regulatory development process to ensure that, to the extent possible, everyone who is interested in a proposed action regarding a regulation is properly notified about it, that the department follows a predictable and open process in developing, adopting, amending, and/or repealing such regulations, and that all these processes conform to legal and programmatic requirements.

All regulatory changes begin with an internal DNREC Start Action Notice (SAN) which lists the type and purpose of the proposed change, the statutory basis for the action, affected stakeholders, schedules and more information. As part of the public review process, regulatory changes are published in the monthly Register of Regulations.

SAN # Regulation Under Development Division Publication
2019-04 Regulations for State Energy Conservation Code
(7 DE Admin. Code 2101)
Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy
2019-03 Shellfish (Adding new Jonah Crab and amending Lobster)
(7 DE Admin. Code 3700)
Division of Fish & Wildlife 22 DE Reg. 929 (05/01/19)
Proposed
2019-02 Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste (DRGHW)
(7 DE Admin. Code 1302)
Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances
2019-01 Delaware Low Emission Vehicle Program
(7 DE Admin. Code 1140)
Emergency Regulation
Division of Air Quality 22 DE Reg. 949 (05/01/19)
Final
2018-16 Regulations Governing Solid Waste
(7 DE Admin. Code 1301)
Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances
2018-15 Universal Recycling Regulations
(7 DE Admin. Code 1305)
Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances
2018-11 Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations
(7 DE Admin. Code 1150)
Division of Air Quality 22 DE Reg. 928 (05/01/19)
Proposed
2018-07 Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions
(7 DE Admin. Code 1124, Sections 26.0 and 36.0)
Division of Air Quality
2018-05 Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (Kent and New Castle Counties)
(7 DE Admin. Code 1131)
Changes in response to a federal mandate (40 CFR 51.350)
Division of Air Quality
2018-04 Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (Sussex County)
(7 DE Admin. Code 1126)
Changes in response to a federal mandate (40 CFR 51.350)
Division of Air Quality
2017-17 Regulations Governing Delaware’s Coastal Zone
(7 DE Admin. Code 101)
Changes in response the Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act
Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy
2017-13 Boiler Safety Regulations for Boilers, Pressure Vessels, and Nuclear
(7 DE Admin. Code 1353)
Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances 21 DE Reg. 618 (02/01/18)
(Proposed)
2017-11 Boating
(7 DE Admin. Code 3100)
 Division of Fish & Wildlife
2016-10 Underground Storage Tanks (Federally-mandated amendments)
(7 DE Admin. Code 1351)
Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances
2016-09 Regulations for the Green Energy Program
(7 DE Admin. Code 2103)
Division of Climate, Coastal & Energy
2013-26 Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Section 33
(7 DE Admin. Code 1124)
Division of Air Quality

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